Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group Leadership
Jim Lang, Executive Advisor at Water Street.
Jim has more than 25 years of experience leading, advising and funding mission-driven healthcare companies. Most recently, he served as CEO of Decision Resources Group, which he built into a leading healthcare data, analytics and insight company. Previously, Jim was CEO of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, now IHS Markit, a recognized leader in energy insight products and services. Jim is currently chairman of The Access Group, Alliance Life Sciences and Health Strategies Group. He also is a director for BioVie, a biotech company focused on treatment of liver disease complications, and OptimizeRx, a health IT company, and serves on the advisory board of Safeguard Scientifics. Jim began his career at Strategic Decisions Group, a leading strategy consultancy, where he was promoted to managing director and president, and led the firm’s global growth and successful sale of its life science practice to IMS Health (now QuintilesIMS). He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s in business administration with distinction from the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar.
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Alan Crowther is President of Global Markets of Alliance Life Sciences, responsible for overseeing strategy and global investments. He brings 20 years of consulting and technology experience with him to the position.Alan has previously held roles as Chief Executive Officer of Alliance; founder of Adjility Health, a firm focused on life sciences analytical software; Vice President at Capgemini; Co-founder and Officer at Adjoined Consulting, where he ran the Life Sciences practice and was part of the leadership of the venture-backed company and helped drive it to a successful $200MM+ exit. Prior to Adjoined, Mr. Crowther was head of services for a small software company that exited to BEA Systems; and was a manager at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) before that.
He is a graduate of Princeton University.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Jim Burke is ultimately responsible for the development of solutions within all Alliance’s practice areas. He also is charged with building alliances with software vendors and complimentary service providers to strengthen Alliance’s ability to bring the best-in-class solutions to their clients.
Jim joined Alliance in 2004, bringing with him an extensive background in contract management, including experience from contract management systems implementation projects at over ten life sciences companies. Since joining, Jim has helped to provide solutions to virtually all of Alliance’s pharmaceutical clients, with projects ranging from managed support initiatives to custom solution development and business intelligence projects.
Jim has over 12 years of experience working with Pharmaceutical companies.Prior to joining Alliance, he was a Director in I-many’s Professional Services organization.
He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ with a B.S. in Technology Management.
Bob Pietrobono is the Chief Client Officer of Alliance Life Sciences, responsible for deepening client relationships and expanding Alliance’s footprint in the life science space. Bob is instrumental in delivering the Alliance value in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices spaces, supported by a distinguished resume of extensive life sciences experience. He leads our strategic initiatives and he is focused on sustaining high levels of customer engagement.
Prior to joining Alliance, Bob’s professional experience began with Andersen Consulting now known as Accenture, where he was instrumental in developing their life science consulting practice. Bob then went to work at Bristol Myers Squibb leading the global sales and marketing systems while being instrumental in the design and implementation of new commercial processes and technologies. His experience expands to the Big 4 firms, and while a partner with Deloitte Consulting he led the CRM practice for their Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sector and later at Ernst and Young. Most recently, Bob worked at Model N as a Global Account Executive and at North Highland Consulting where he led the Life Sciences practice, being responsible for implementing solutions within the Commercial and Drug Development domain.
Diane Dooley offers more than 20 years of Human Resource experience in the professional service, consulting and financial services industries. She has focused her career on driving human capital strategies in functional HR specializing in, talent management, talent acquisition, executive coaching, organizational effectiveness and change management.
As a member of the executive leadership teams, Ms. Dooley has partnered directly with CEOs, CFOs, Senior Partners and VPs to positively impact complex matrix organizations.Ms. Dooley is a graduate of Rider University in Accounting. She began her career in accounting and later pivoted her career to focus in talent acquisition and human resources.
After leading talent acquisition teams for 12 years at Deloitte and Ernst & Young, Diane transitioned her career into talent management and currently serves as the Vice President of Human Capital. A graduate of Columbia University’s coaching program, Diane has been instrumental in helping executives navigate through organizational changes. She has worked in large partnerships, privately held organizations and private equity owned companies.
As a Senior HR leader, Ms. Dooley has been committed to improving workforce environments, supporting change and growth and aligning with corporate goals and strategies.
Doug Rimerman has over 10 years of experience working in information technology consulting. He joined Alliance in 1998 as a sales representative and has been instrumental in expanding Alliance’s footprint in the Philadelphia market. Doug is currently vice president of sales and is responsible for managing a strategic account and also developing strategies to grow Alliance ’s business across the Consumer Industry.Doug was previously a National Account Manager with Paymentech where he was responsible for sales for the Eastern region. Prior to Paymentech, Doug was a Senior Account Executive for NCR Corporation. Doug is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.
Sohel Shameem has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry leading large projects in on-site and offshore models. As managing director for India operations, Sohel is responsible for managing the offshore development center in Pune, India and owns delivery responsibility of all products and consulting assignments executed out of that location.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA OPERATIONS
Gary Watson leads our global PriceRight business, providing global price management tools & services to help our Life Sciences customers optimize product prices in alignment with company mission and revenue objectives.
Gary has been with Alliance Life Sciences since 2010. Prior to that he held leadership positions with “Big 4” consulting firms, including BearingPoint, KMPG Consulting and Accenture. Mr. Watson has over 10 years of Life Sciences experience and over 20 years of cross-industry consulting experience.
Gary has a degree in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University.
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Andrew has 10 years of experience as a senior managing consultant and product manager. He is an insightful, results-driven business professional with notable success in the delivery of corporate solutions at global pharmaceutical, insurance and financial institutions. He began his career at BearingPoint as a consultant, and continued serving Fortune 500 corporations on operations, technology, and business strategy studies as a consultant with IBM Global Business Services. Andrew has successfully managed all aspects of projects, including counseling the executives, building and developing the team, leading the problem solving, recommending solutions, and planning implementation.Andrew has supported customers domestically and internationally.
Andrew holds a bachelor degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) through Northeastern University.
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